Part-time Donor Relationships Researcher (NYC)

Location: New York, NY

Department: Marketing & Community

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

DonorsChoose.org engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable, and personal way to address educational inequity. In this clip, board member Stephen Colbert tells our story.

We started years before crowdfunding was a word. To date, more than 2.6 million people and partners have donated $532 million to projects requesting books, field trips, technology, and other resources for more than 22 million students, overwhelmingly in low-income communities. Our dedicated team and the culture we’ve built together have made it all possible.

About the Marketing & Community Team

We engage individuals across the country to support teachers and students on our site. We envision a healthy educational marketplace, where individuals show their support through their dollars, giving millions annually so that thousands of public school teachers can successfully access the resources, ideas, and community they need to help their students thrive.

To do this, we:

  1. Build connections between our organization, teachers, partners, and donors to drive revenue and loyalty.
  2. Empower and educate our community of teachers to be successful on DonorsChoose.org.
  3. Inspire new and repeat givers to support classroom projects.
  4. Listen to our schools, teachers and donors to determine and advocate for their needs.

Position Overview

The goal of the Donor Relationships Researcher is to provide support with donor research and thanking activities.

Donor Research & Engagement:

  • Use online search tools – including Google and the DonorsChoose.org database – to research all new high potential donors
  • Record research findings in Salesforce
  • Compose handwritten thank you notes and emails to all of our most generous donors
  • Identify stand-out donors and bring them to the attention of the Donor Relationships Manager and the CEO

Special Projects:

  • Identify trends within the current donor demographic, and offer suggestions for new donor segments to target
  • Use research skills to help other teams uncover engagement opportunities

About You

  • You love solving mysteries and learning more about people. You never miss a chance to Google a person before meeting.
  • You find joy in the little things. You love performing small actions that can have a great impact.
  • You’re skilled at creating a cohesive story from various small pieces of data.
  • You have great handwriting. Your friends always come to you to create posters or notes.
  • You pay attention to details. You catch even the small things, and will be sure to include the word “orange” in your cover letter.
  • You’re confident when interacting with external contacts in a professional manner.
  • You’re a great teammate who always pitches in to help, even if it’s not directly related to your job.

The Details

  • Hours: Flexible schedules. Between 15 – 29 hours a week, dependent on seasonal workload.
  • Location: DonorsChoose.org national office in midtown Manhattan.
  • Compensation: $15 per hour

The Extras

Researchers are encouraged to attend events like our monthly All Hands meeting, in-office education events, and social events like birthday celebrations! We’ve also got snacks and coffee to keep you fueled.

To Apply

Please apply online by submitting your resume, and a cover letter addressed to Danielle Curtis, Donor Relationships Associate.

A Final Note

The DonorsChoose.org team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this, we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.

We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose.org focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.  

If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.

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